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ALBERT AMMONS

Albert Ammons won fame as a boogie woogie pianist in the late 1930s. A native of Chicago, Ammons led his own band, The Rhythm Kings, during the 1930s. In 1938 he moved to New York, where he helped fuel the national boogie woogie fad by joining forces with Meade Lux Lewis and Pete Johnson.

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